Sunday, February 08, 2015

The Queen of Hearts and Studio Work

Been working steady in the studio these days 
It's the perfect time of year to design new work and build up stock.

My neck of the woods... working on the newest version of "Two Crows/Joy"

 They haven't been polished or finished yet, just prototypes... but I like them.

John's home territory...  working on little goblets... tiny pieces for big hands ... the red shirt on the floor is one of Max's old shirts and the dogs love to sleep on it.. I think they can still catch his scent.  

New stone bead drops

I love the texture of the Ocean Swirl and wood bark together.

 a new Treble clef stud added this year

A new version of The Muses... forged copper with wrapped silver

 More new stone earrings

 These were fun to do... 

 Sterling and olive Czech glass

 Rolling Mill and copper cuttings

Hammering the pieces flat 

... a pair of earrings requested by my youngest sister

 working in the living room one evening by the woodstove

 ... always love how the sunlight spotlights the beauty.

Take care everybody  xo

Desideratum Art Jewelry, St. Martins, NB


BumbleVee said...

I was wondering what that little machine with the turning handle was on the side of John's desk....a rolling mill..... for rolling some metal? ... it must somehow be able to create quite a lot of pressure on the rollers to be able to do that..... I must go and look one up...

Greg is sick this week... I sure hope I don't get it ..he is coughing his head and night....and too sick to go to a doctor ...I wish they still made house calls .... how are you supposed to go to them when you have high fever, are too weak to stand up and coughing like that? It's ridiculous really what our health care system has come to isn't it? I will try to drive him there on Tuesday if he feels up to it... or if I don't also get it. I'm refusing to let any germs march in 17 abreast far.....

Gwen Buchanan said...

Vee, I sure hope Greg is get better soon. and I sure hope you stay healthy.. not good when both are under the weather.
We got the rolling mill a long time ago. it is great for flattening metal and impressing texture into metal. it has infinite adjustments.. There are quite a few kinds and sizes to pick from. ours is a basic model.

Julie Howe said...

What a fab post I adore the simple all in one fitting, hooped, hooky, stone earrings the black ones you've also made a green pair with the same fitting. Simple and perfect.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Julie, They are a new addition to our little catalog this year. Hoping to get a good response when we send it out.

Guillaume said...

I wish I had a fireplace and a place to store the logs like the one you have.

sandy said...

Loved seeing everything you are working on or have finished. Always enjoyable to visit here!

Steven Cain said...

Always love the tours!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hey Guillaume, I know you could make a wood rack.. simple measurements and a drill and bolts... pretty basic and then there you go, you got one.

Thank you Sandy for checking it out.

Thanks Steven, anytime!

Jeri Landers said...

Enjoyed looking into your studio work-space where all the delicate silvers and coppers,wires and baubles come to life in all their varied forms. love the simple beauty of the silver with the olive green glass earrings. What outlets do you sell your work from aside from your blog site?

Faye Henry said...

Gorgeous ..You two are so talented.. Love the last photo, too..
Hope you are having a great winter, my luv.. xo

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

So lovely to see you both working in that beautiful house of yours on your gorgeous earring collection, Gwen.

Sharmon Davidson said...

Looks like you've been very busy and the work is superb as usual!